Re: dpkg doing wrong math (0.09 = 0.9) ?- [was: dak now supports ~ in version numbers]
- To: email@example.com, "Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lionel Elie Mamane <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: dpkg doing wrong math (0.09 = 0.9) ?- [was: dak now supports ~ in version numbers]
- From: Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 07:51:29 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 06:51:24PM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 10:42:53AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > I'd imagine you'd be hard pressed to find a mathematician who knows
> > what to do with a number that reads 0.0.9, either.
> Well, I have found one. Myself. You just have to interpret the part
> after the second point as the integer part of an infinitesimal:
> Let ε be an infinitesimal, that is a strictly positive number
> (that is ε > 0) smaller than any strictly positive real number
> (that is ∀ n ∈ ℕ, n>0 implies ε < 1/n ).
> Then the version number x.y.z is interpreted as:
> x.y + z * ε
> (And a.b.c.d is interpreted as a.b + c.d * ε)
It would appear you've forgotten to change the To: line to something
more appropriate, though. Done with this message ;-)
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